Longoria Parker Calls For U.S. Children’s Law

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September 16, 2010 | 11:30am EST

Eva Longoria Parker has called for more rights for young farm workers – urging Americans to think about where their food comes from.

The Desperate Housewives star took to the stage in Washington, D.C. earlier this week to introduce director Robin Romano’s hard-hitting documentary The Harvest/La Cosecha, which highlights the conditions some young migrant children are being forced to work in.

And she used the opportunity to urge U.S. government officials to pass a proposed new bill, the Children’s Act for Responsible Employment (CARE), which will help give young workers more rights.

Longoria Parker says, “Every time you eat a salad, every time you eat a vegetable, you have to think that this might have been picked by a child. The children who feed the most well-fed nation in the world go to bed hungry.”

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